Patients Come First

Patients Come First

The Patients Come First Podcast is presented by the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association. Each episode will feature people in the health care community whose work is focused on enhancing patient experience, whether through direct care, medical research, or other efforts. Send questions, comments, or feedback to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us Twitter @VirginiaHHA using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst.

Episodes

February 19, 2024 7 mins

This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features Kristie Williams, Vice President of Carilion Giles Community Hospital and Carilion Tazewell Community Hospital. She joins us for a conversation about her career path in nursing, the recent implementation of Moxie Robots at Carilion Giles to support staff delivering patient care, and more. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or co...

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This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features Dr. Frank Amico Jr., a heart failure, transplantation, interventional, and critical care cardiologist at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare. He joins us for a conversation about his career, shares his powerful personal story of recovery from serious brain and spinal cord injuries, and more. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or cont...

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This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features Dr. Martin Hehir, an anesthesiology resident at UVA Health, who joins us for a conversation about his medical and athletic career, participating in the U.S. Olympic trials as a long-distance runner, and more. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on X (Twitter) or Instagram using the #PatientsComeFirst hashtag.

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January 29, 2024 18 mins

This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features Mollie Luck, a music therapist at VCU Health. She joins us for a conversation about the role of music therapy in clinical settings, working with patients, a program at VCU to record the heartbeats of patients nearing the end of life, and more. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on X (Twitter) or Instagram using the...

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This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features Holly Mortlock, Deputy Director of External Affairs and Policy with the Virginia Health Insurance Marketplace that is overseen by the State Corporation Commission (SCC). She joins us for a conversation about her professional background, the work of the SCC, Virginia's health insurance marketplace, the recently concluded open enrollment period, and more. Send questions, com...

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This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features Dr. Wally Smith, a physician at VCU Health who specializes in the treatment of Sickle Cell Disease. He joins us for a conversation about his path to medicine, his work, promising new gene therapy treatments for the disease, and more. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on X (Twitter) or Instagram using the #Patients...

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This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features Dr. Olga Mazur, a general surgeon at Fauquier Health who specializes in the surgical management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). She joins us for a conversation about her background, treatment options for severe heartburn, and more. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on X (Twitter) or Instagram using the ...

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This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features Dr. Aaron Chevinksy, a surgical oncologist and Director of the oncology service line for the Riverside Cancer Care Network. He joins us for a conversation about cancer and cancer care, how artificial intelligence technology advances are supporting cancer detection, and more. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on Tw...

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December 24, 2023 14 mins

This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Alan Lombardo, Chief Executive Officer of Sheltering Arms Institute, for a conversation about physical therapy, working with seriously wounded military veterans on rehabilitation, the expansion of Sheltering Arms Institute, and more. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on Twitter or Instagram using...

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This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features an interview Melody Dickerson, Senior Vice President of Hospital Operations and Chief Nursing Officer at VHC Health in Arlington, Virginia. She joins us for a conversation about her work, trauma care, workplace wellness, and more. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on Twitter or Instagram using the #PatientsComeFir...

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This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features an interview Frankie Stamps, a Fauquier Health patient, for a conversation about how physical and speech therapy, an active lifestyle that include pickleball and skydiving, and medication have helped him manage Parkinson's disease for a decade. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on Twitter or Instagram using the #P...

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This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features an interview Dr. Nassima Ait-Daoud Tiouririne, the director of UVA’s Center for Leading Edge Addiction Research, for a conversation about her work to support individuals with substance use disorder, research and clinical trials on addiction, and more. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on Twitter or Instagram using...

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This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features an interview Dr. Samuel Schiavone, a psychiatrist with Inova Fairfax Hospital, for a conversation about his work, military servicer, mental health care, the condition of seasonal affective disorder, and more. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on Twitter or Instagram using the #PatientsComeFirst hashtag.

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This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Bergen Nelson, a pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, for a conversation about her career and past work as a New York City school teacher, some of her areas of research interest, the topic of food insecurity, and more. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on Twitter or Instagr...

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This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Garry Myers, Director of Graduate Endodontics and an associate professor in the VCU School of Dentistry, for a conversation about his military career, the discipline of endodontics, workforce challenges impacting dentistry, his involvement in the Iditarod dog sled races, and more. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@...

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This episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Dr. Mark Miller, a professor of orthopaedic surgery and a sports medicine specialist at UVA Health, for a conversation about his military career, work as a collegiate team physician, a book he co-authored on supporting healthy young athletes, and more. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on Twitter...

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October 30, 2023 18 mins

The latest episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with UVA School of Medicine professor Daniel J. Cox, PhD, for a conversation about his own journey with type 2 diabetes as well as a grant-funded clinical research study about innovative methods to achieve diabetes remission without weight loss or medication. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on...

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The latest episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Tameka Irving, a community benefit manager at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, for a conversation about her work and the community health programmatic offerings provided by the hospital. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on Twitter or Instagram using the #PatientsComeFirst hashtag.

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October 16, 2023 16 mins

The latest episode of VHHA’s Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Erin Davis, a palliative care and med-surge nurse at VCU Community Memorial Hospital, for a conversation about her work and the critical role she played in helping to rescue a family involved in a serious interstate wreck on a rainy summer morning. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact us on Twitt...

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This episode of VHHA's Patients Come First podcast features an interview with Virginia State Health Commissioner Dr. Karen Shelton for a conversation about her career, the work of the Virginia Department of Health, efforts to combat fentanyl abuse, address the behavioral health crisis, flu shots, health care workforce development, and more. Send questions, comments, feedback, or guest suggestions to pcfpodcast@vhha.com or contact u...

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